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Red light camera report reveals clear financial benefits and unclear safety benefits

Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016

Red light camera report reveals clear financial benefits and unclear safety benefits. - This blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

This may not come as a surprise, but the safety benefits of red light cameras are still being questioned.

According to The Newspaper.com, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency annual report on automated ticketing reveals that while the red light cameras have obvious financial benefits, the safety benefits are unclear. Millions of dollars worth of camera tickets were issued, less than 10 percent of which were actually contested.

It’s no wonder then that State Senator Jerry Hill’s new measure seeks to cut the base fine amount for rolling stops in half. The “right on red” violations are currently in the same ticket category as speeding for example, even though National Highway Traffic Safety Administration studies have reportedly found that less than .04 percent of crashes nationwide involve “right on red” turns. - This blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Smile for the camera: Beverly Hills amps up its red light camera enforcement program

Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015

Smile for the camera: Beverly Hills amps up its red light camera enforcement program - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

If you live in or drive through Beverly Hills: say cheese!

Chances are you might get caught on camera.

Many cities throughout California have elected to ditch using cameras to catch red light runners, not Beverly Hills though.

Just this month, several new cameras were added to various intersections.  

As the Beverly Hills Police Department has announced: if you get a ticket during the first 30-day period, it will be a warning, not an actual ticket. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Another Los Angeles city kicks red light cameras to the curb

Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015

Another Los Angeles city kicks red light cameras to the curb- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Last year, the City of Santa Clarita began looking at whether making left-turn yellow lights longer at some intersections would decrease red light running. And it did. Dramatically.

As of this month the City has ceased red light camera ticketing all-together.

Now for the bad news. If you’ve got an upcoming court date for a City of Santa Clarita ticket issued prior to April 2015, it doesn’t go away just because the cameras are no longer active.

But don’t think - They caught me on camera, I’m done for!

There’s a lengthy list of reasons why red light tickets can get dismissed: an unclear photo of the driver; a misidentified driver; a noncompliant light; the driver had a legitimate safety reason for not stopping; and the list goes on…

For help “kicking” your red light camera ticket to the curb, call us or visit us on the web. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Got a Red Light Camera Ticket you Want Dismissed? Check the Yellow

Monday, Oct 13th, 2014

Got a Red Light Camera Ticket you Want Dismissed? Check the Yellow- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The length of a yellow light (aka “amber”), can affect how many drivers are caught by red light cameras.

If the yellow light is not legally long enough, it can also affect how many drivers get their tickets dismissed.

City hearing officers in Chicago for example, are increasingly tossing tickets because the yellow light time stamped on the citation is less than the minimum required by the city, the Tribune analysis showed.

If you do receive a ticket give us a call. We can help you determine if the yellow light time on your ticket meets California’s legal requirements of the minimum length of a yellow light. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Red Light Camera Violations May Decrease if Bill Passed

Tuesday, Aug 06th, 2013

Red Light Camera Violations May Decrease if Bill Passed - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Red-light camera use still continues throughout the state of California despite many cities stopping use. Assembly Bill 612, which is now pending in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, would burden red-light cameras by requiring governmental agencies using them to add an additional second to all yellow lights over the current legal minimum. The theory behind it is that giving motorists longer yellow lights, provides greater transition times and would hopefully prevent so many violations and rear-end accidents.  - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Ignoring a Red Light Ticket Can Put a Dent in Your Credit Report

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Ignoring a Red Light Ticket Can Put a Dent in Your Credit Report- this blog was written by TicketKick.com,Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

You shouldn’t just pay a red light ticket without understanding the affect it could have on your driving record or driving privilege, but you also should not ignore a red light ticket. Ignoring a red light ticket can lead to another charge being added to your original ticket, a failure to appear, and could potentially harm your credit score.

Newly released report from CreditData.com informs readers about unexpected things that may harm their credit. MSNBC news reporter Chuck Todd just found out the “hard way” that not paying a traffic ticket is a collision that can put a dent in a credit report. The traffic ticket was for running a red light. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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States About Evenly Divided on Automated Camera Ticket Enforcement

Tuesday, Mar 05th, 2013

States About Evenly Divided on Automated Camera Ticket Enforcement - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

While it might seem there is a red light camera every corner you turn, in actuality there are just about as many states that ban automated camera enforcement of traffic tickets as ones that allow it. According to data reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, the United States is about evenly split. California, Texas, and Florida are some of the states which allow for red light camera enforcement (although currently do not allow for speeding camera enforcement). Some states which do allow speeding camera enforcement include Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Nevada and many mid-west states are some of the states which do not allow any traffic ticket automated enforcement. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Should Post Office Drivers be Immune From Red Light Camera Tickets

Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Should Post Office Drivers be Immune From Red Light Camera Tickets- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Sure the average citizen is held accountable for traffic tickets, including those issued by a red light camera, but what about tickets issued to the United States Post Office? As reported by Yahoo News, the attorney for the post office says the post office enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulations. The  post office is attempting to have millions of dollars in traffic tickets dropped, including those issued by  a red light camera. Attorney for American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that enforces East Cleveland’s camera citations, suggested the government transfer liability for the traffic infractions to the USPS drivers who incurred them. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them

Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2012

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Senate Bill 1303 (Simitian. Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement systems.) will likely be in effect starting the first of the year. One important change to the existing law will be requirements in place for the placement of Camera Enforcement Warning signs. Current law requires a City operating a red light camera system to simply place signs either at the intersection or at major entrances to a city; so many camera enforced intersections are not detectable by approaching drivers (until the flash goes off of course). Once the new law takes effect, signs notifying rivers they are approaching a red light camera enforced intersection will be required to be posted within 200 feet of an intersection where a system is operating. There will be a grace period of about 1 year after the law takes effect, to allow governmental agencies operating red light camera systems to place the proper signs. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

LAPD Won't Be Responding to Red Light Camera Cases in Court

Tuesday, Apr 03rd, 2012
In July of last year (2011), the city of Los Angeles announced that it was ending it's red light camera program, because it was losing money due to so many red light camera tickets going un-paid. This year, the contract between the city of LA and American Traffic Systems ended, so the LA Police Department will no longer have access to the photographic and videographic evidence in red light camera cases, so they've announced that they won't be showing up to any court cases that might get scheduled for previous court cases. With no officer present in these court cases, these red light camera cases disputed in court will undoubtedly be dismissed. The LA Superior court warns that any tickets that go unpaid or ignored will remain in their system and referred to collection agency. Unresolved tickets could show up in background checks and could present issues if the driver were to ever get another ticket. TicketKick says the best bet is for drivers to follow their local court's instructions on handling ticket matters, and to take care of any unresolved ticket cases. Note: This applies to red light camera tickets in the city of LA only. All other cities in the county of Los Angeles that operate a red light camera program are subject to their own court rules and regulations and are not affected by the city of LA's decision to end it's program.
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